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Language and the politics of emotion

Author: Catherine Lutz; Lila Abu-Lughod
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press ; Paris : Editions de la maison des sciences de l'homme, ©1990.
Series: Studies in emotion and social interaction.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
In this collection of original essays it is argued that the key factor in the study of emotion must be the politics of social life rather than the psychology of the individual. Through close studies of talk about emotion scholars show how emotion is tied to the politics of everyday social life.

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Genre/Form: Congresses
Cross-cultural studies Congresses
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine Lutz; Lila Abu-Lughod
ISBN: 0521382041 9780521382045 0521388686 9780521388689 2735103676 9782735103676 2735103684 9782735103683
OCLC Number: 21035208
Notes: "Grew out of a session at the 1987 Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association called 'Emotion and Discourse'"--Preface.
Description: viii, 217 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: emotion, discourse, and the politics of everyday life / Lila Abu-Lughod and Catherine A. Lutz --
Shifting politics in Bedouin love poetry / Lila Abu-Lughod --
Moral discourse and the rhetoric of emotions / Geoffrey M. White --
Engendered emotion: gender, power, and the rhetoric of emotional control in American discourse / Catherine A. Lutz --
Topographies of the self: praise and emotion in Hindu India / Arjun Appadurai --
Shared and solitary sentiments: the discourse of friendship, play, and anger in Bhatgaon / Donald Brenneis --
Registering affect: heteroglossia in the liguistic expression of emotion / Judith T. Irvine --
Language in the discourse of the emotions / Daniel V. Rosenberg --
Untouchability and the fear of death in a Tamil song / Margaret Trawick.
Series Title: Studies in emotion and social interaction.
Responsibility: edited by Catherine A. Lutz, Lila Abu-Lughod.


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